Way back home, we often heard " let me talk to the manager" in anything we found unpleasing. But naah, never had that single moment in here despite more wrong orders I got and in times when I was really starving. It could be worth the annoyance for real.
There should be a reason behind and some of my views on the issue.
Many times it happened to me getting the wrong orders but I never complained even at once. I thought it was a way and my chance to try a new dish. Apparently, when we are away from home our knowledge on food in a new place is generally limited and getting the wrong order has helped me appreciate new dishes and even loving them. That is aside from improving my Thai food vocabulary. I just asked what the name of that food served and took the same order in the next meal.
Though it was beneficial to ask what's the most recommended dishes which sometimes some staff we hesitant to answer, but it comforted in some way. It did the same thing asking what dish was the most ordered.
I craved for steak last night for dinner so I went to the nearest restaurant from home. I was excited to get myself some good and a big meal. I ordered grilled fish steak and chicken in teriyake, plus wanting to keep french fries as the side order, I added rice and an onion soup. The drink should be a glass of punch.
It was a busy evening lots of customers in there in fact all the tables were taken and some others were waiting to be seated. The restaurant supervisor took my order gladly, I recall that repeated the orders highlighting I wanted an additional rice and not in exchange of french fries.
After a bit of waiting I got my plate. I held for another minute for my soup but it didn't came so I had to request for it minding I should have my onion soup first. The soup came and later I started with my steak only to find out that it was PORK and not that chicken I ordered plus there was no french fries along with it, it just had rice instead.
There wasn't any point of irritation in my part at least, then I just ate my food and appreciated what was served, didn't like to ruin my mood. I was just fine, glad the pork steak turned out to be awesome. The meat was tender, juicy and tasty. I had it with orange juice, yes ....and not the punch I ordered.
Anyway, for some it's stupidity to get something one didn't order on the other hand I see it as an opportunity for other dishes that may suit one's taste. Last night's experience wasn't of Thai food experience but being here, it won't be surprising to have the same situation whether it's Thai food or not.
One thing I learnt also that I think there's no need to get pissed off with food, minding many can't afford to have a decent meal and even knowing some devouring dishes availability. I'm still thankful I get lots of variety from time to time, new food and taste. Then there's nothing wrong after all, perhaps getting wrong to be just exactly the right thing to happen.